H. Allen Chapman


H. Allen Chapman was the son of Tulsa philanthropists James A. and Leta Chapman. He married Mary Kathryn Lancaster in 1960. She graduated from The University of Tulsa and worked as a nurse before her marriage to H. Allen Chapman, who owned Chapman Exploration Inc., an independent oil and gas production firm. The couple purchased a controlling interest in the National Bank of Commerce in 1968, which eventually became The Bank of Oklahoma.

At the University of Tulsa, the Mary K. Chapman Center for communicative disorders, the Allen Chapman Activity Center and Chapman Plaza at the Reynolds Center are named in their honor as well as the H.A. Chapman Stadium. Tulsa’s Performing Arts Center is home to Chapman Music Hall. H.A. and Mary K. Chapman often contributed anonymously, but were often publicly recognized by numerous educational and charitable groups.

Close confidant of H. Allen Chapman, Donne Pitman tells the story of the Chapman legacy. Mr. Pitman is a trustee of the H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust.

H. Allen and Mark K. Chapman Interview with Donne Pitman

Program Credits:
H. Allen and Mary K. Chapman, told by Donne Pitman — Interviewee
John Erling — Interviewer
Mel Myers — Announcer

Honest Media
Mel Myers — Audio Editor

Müllerhaus Legacy Website Team
Douglas Miller — Art Director
Mark DeMoss — Webmaster
Laura Hyde — Upload Coordinator
Anne Hall — Transcriptionist

Date Created: June 30, 2009

Date Published: July 24, 2011

Notes: Recorded by John Erling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Digital Audio Sound Recording, Non-Music.